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Buhari, Obasanjo meet in Aso Villa


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday evening visited President Muhammadu Buhari inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The two leaders met for a few minutes behind closed-doors inside the official residence of the President. Obasanjo, decked in blue Agbada and a cap to match, arrived at the premises after the day’s ...

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US yet to give Buhari oil thieves’ list


The United States has yet to give the list of oil thieves to President Muhammadu Buhari, findings by our correspondents have shown. Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday that during Buhari’s visit to Washington in July, 2015, the United States did not give any list. Sources at the US embassy said ...

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Pay us our pensions, retired perm secs beg Okorocha


The Association of Retired Permanent Secretaries of Imo State has appealed to Governor Rochas Okorocha to pay its members the sev­en months pension arrears owed them by government. Chief Hyacinth Onyekwere, the state chairman of the As­sociation who made the ap­peal yesterday while briefing newsmen on the plights of retired ...

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Ivory Coast election to be ‘peaceful’, vows president


Ivory Coast’s presidential election will take place in a “peaceful climate”, President Alassane Ouattara said Thursday in Abidjan, ahead of October 25 polls seen to be crucial for stability after a decade of political and military crisis. “I am committed to ensuring that these elections be free, open, transparent and ...

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A total probe of the administration run by immediate past president, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is underway as the National Economic Council, NEC, Ad-hoc Committee on the Management of Excess Crude Account Proceeds and Accruals into the Federation Account, headed by the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, is ...

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AMAECHI: Jonathan fought me over N1.9tn subsidy funds


Former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has said his refusal to support ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s bid to secure the support of governors for an upward review of subsidy payments was one of the reasons why they fell apart. Amaechi also revealed that the former President asked him not to ...

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PDP: Buhari Trying To Impose Communist Regime In Nigeria


People’s Democratic Party (PDP has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari-led government’s policy on the regulation of domiciliary accounts in the country. According to the party, the president’s action is a clear agenda of trying to illegally impose a communist economic regime on Nigerians. The PDP stressed that trade and import restrictions ...

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AMAECHI: Why Wike, Rivers PDP Are Painting Me As Corrupt


Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has accused his successor, Nyesom Wike, of painting him bad in the eyes of people of the state due to the incumbent’s fear of his rising influence in the current All Progressives Congress-led federal government. Amaechi noted that since Wike and members of the ...

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Why I can’t pay workers’ salaries – Aregbesola


Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, has once again blamed the failure of his administration to pay workers salaries as at when due on the drop in allocations to the state from the Federation Account. Aregbesola said this Friday night during a chat with newsmen on the sidelines of an ...

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Buhari, Gbajabiamila meet again


A member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday met briefly with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. It will be recalled that Gbajabiamila is at the centre of the leadership crisis rocking the House. He was the preferred choice of the leadership of the ...

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I didn’t accuse US of supporting B’Haram, says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said there was no truth in claims in the local and international media that he accused or indicted the United States Government of helping the terrorist group, Boko Haram. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President ...

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PRESIDENCY: Why Buhari’ll probe only Jonathan’s govt


The Presidency, yesterday, said President Muhammadu Buhari will limit his probe to the immediate past government of Dr Goodluck Jonathan. President Buhari had vowed, Wednesday, to arrest and prosecute former ministers and government officials who looted funds and stole Nigeria’s crude oil. Buhari, who said the suspected officials stashed the ...

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